East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
Sunset Beach Bridge:
Following are excerpts from emails sent to us by the 5th District Bridge Branch, Dated October 6, 2010:*
The new bridge will be open in about one month yes, but the pontoon bridge will remain in operation only as needed by the contractor to de-mobilize equipment, and materials during clean up efforts. This will probably go on no longer than a few weeks.
See condition #6 in Subject Bridge Permit, which states that in part that "All parts of the existing to-be-replaced bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 337.9, except a 105-foot section, shall be removed down to or below the natural bottom of the waterway and the waterway cleared to the satisfaction of the District Commander…"
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase.
Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Hazardous Ops off Florida Coast
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL CONTAIN EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS FROM 0000-2359 DAILY BETWEEN 11-17 OCT 10 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
GUNEX AREA AREA BOUNDED BY
“AA/BB” 30-45N 080-54W
“31J” 29-20N 079-50W
“27C” 30-00N 081-00W
“CC” 30-45N 080-11W
“26C/26D” 30-10N 081-00W
ALL MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO STAY CLEAR OF THE ABOVE AREAS. (7th District LNM 41)
Dismal Swamp Canal Dredging:
The dredge ELICOTT 370 will be conducting dredging operations in the Dismal Swamp Canal at the intersection of the Feeder Ditch from 11 October until 26 November, 2010. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
THE GPS NAVIGATION SIGNAL MAY BE UNRELIABLE FROM 09 OCT 10 - 25 OCT 2010 DUE TO TESTING ON GPS FREQUENCIES USED IN SHIPBOARD NAVIGATION AND HANDHELD SYSTEMS. GPS SYSTEMS MAY BE AFFECTED WITHIN A 166 NM RADIUS OF POSITION 30 35.00N, 79 30.00W. DURING THIS PERIOD GPS USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY GPS SERVICE OUTAGES THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE DURING THIS TESTING VIA THE NAVIGATION INFORMATION SERVICE (NIS) BY CALLING (703)313-5900 OR BY USING THE NAVCEN'S WEB SITE'S GPS REPORT A PROBLEM WORKSHEET AT WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV. (5th District 41)
All mariners are advised to confirm proper channel frequency selection for vessels equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS). Any vessel equipped with an AIS transponder should be verified that the transponder is operating on the correct frequencies. The standard default AIS frequency is 161.975 MHZ (AIS1 or channel 87B). The alternate AIS frequency is 162.025 MHZ (AIS2 or channel 88B). These frequencies can be verified through consulting the manufacturer's operation/owner’s manual for your specific AIS system. (5th District 40)
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Underwater Vehicle Deployed in Maine:
The Slocum Glider, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), will be deployed for oceanographic research tentatively from 27 September 2010 through 25 October 2010. The Slocum Glider will transect the Gulf of Maine using the following waypoints while alternating between the surface and 180 meters depth: 43-33.18N 069-45.50W, 43-28.15N 068-59.98W, 43-35.00N 66-45.00W, 43-28.15N 68-59.98W, 43-33.18N 69-45.50W. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting this area. (First District LNM 40)
Nav Aids Changes:
We usually do not include all changes to aids to navigation. However, note the following:
The Coast Guard will be making the following changes to this waterway(s);
UPGRADE Tenpound Island Ledge BY 6 (LLNR 9880) to Tenpound Island Ledge LB 6 (LLNR 9880) FL R 4s.
RELOCATE Tenpound Island Ledge LB 6 (LLNR 9880) to approximate position 42-35- 45.934N and 070-40-19.749W
DISESTABLISH Babson Ledge BY 9 (LLNR 9900)
ESTABLISH Approach Channel LB 10 (LLNR 9912) FL R 2.5s in approximate position 42-36-18.060N and 070-39-30.600W
RELOCATE Gloucester Inner Harbor Channel Approach LB 11 (LLNR 9910) to approximate position 42-36-19.080N and 070-39-55.380W.
RENAME Gloucester Inner Harbor Channel Approach LB 11 (LLNR 9910) to Gloucester Inner Harbor Channel Approach LB 9 (LLNR 9910).
ESTABLISH Channel LB 12 (LLNR 9912) FL R 4s in approximate position 42-36- 28.668N and 070-39-32.082W
DISESTABLISH Black Rock DBN 12 (LLNR 9905)
ESTABLISH Black Rocks DBN “DANGER” “ROCKS” (LLNR 9905)
DISESTABILSH Channel Buoy 13 (LLNR 9915)
DISESTABLISH Green Rock DBN 2 (LLNR 9960)
ESTABLISH Green Rock DBN "DANGER" "ROCKS" (LLNR 9960)
Boston Maine Channel:
The Coast Guard will be making the following changes to this waterway on 18 Oct 2010;
CHANGE Boston Main Channel LT 5 (LLNR 10890) nominal range from 5nm to 4nm.
CHANGE Boston Main Channel LT 7 (LLNR 10900) nominal range from 5nm to 4nm.
CHANGE Boston Main Channel LT 14 (LLNR 10957) nominal range from 5nm to 3nm.
This change is to incorporate the new Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.
Block Island Sound:
The Coast Guard will be making the following changes to this waterway on 23 Oct 2010;
DELETE Block Island North Light (LLNR 19480) (First District LNM 40)
Boston Harbor Floating Pipeline:
Approximately 50 feet of exposed pipeline is floating near or on the surface between Georges Island and Windmill Point. The pipeline is under repair and may be exposed. The pipeline is a black 4 inch diameter pipe located near the 10 "A" buoy, in position 42-18,5N, 070-55.6W. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution while transiting this area. (First District LNM 40)
Debris Clearing and Erosion Control in Hudson River:
Weeks Marine / Kiewit Constructors a Joint Venture will be clearing debris from the areas of the Hudson River. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, beginning at approximately 0700 through 1700 EST. The Weeks 500 crane barge along with hopper barges will be anchored using a four point mooring configuration at in this location 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mariners are advised not to approach within 1,000 feet of the WMI 500 or its accompanying barges to avoid running afoul of the anchor lines. The WMI 500 and accompanying barges will have continuous white lights located on all four corners. The anchor buoys will also have continuous white lights mounted on top. The Tug “Virginia” will be tending the WMI 500 and may be contacted on VHF channel 16 & 65A. Work will be conducted in the area between the Lat., Long. Locations given below.
Locations and date of work:
Northern set of Tunnels from October 11, 2010 through October 16, 2010.
40° 43’ 53” N
74° 01’ 32” W
40° 44’ 52” N
74° 00’ 51” W
Weeks Marine / Kiewit Constructors a Joint Venture is installing large erosion control mats in the Hudson River. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, beginning at approximately 0700 through 1700 EST. The Weeks 532 crane barge along with various deck barges will be anchored using a four point mooring configuration at in this location 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mariners are advised not to approach within 1,500 feet of the WMI 532 or its accompanying barges to avoid running afoul of the anchor lines. The WMI 532 and accompanying deck barges will have continuous white lights located on all four corners. The anchor buoys will also have continuous white lights mounted on top. The Tug “Virginia” will be tending the WMI 532 and may be contacted on VHF channel 16 & 65A. Work will be conducted in the area between the Lat., Long. locations given below.
Locations and date of work:
Southern Set of Tunnels from October 18, 2010 through December 3 2010.
40° 42’ 58” N
74° 01’ 48” W
40° 42’ 50” N
74° 01’ 12” W
Northern set of Tunnels from December 3rd 2010 through June 30, 2011.
40° 43’ 53” N
74° 01’ 32” W
40° 44’ 52” N
Weeks Marine / Kiewit Constructors a Joint Venture is currently transferring large erosion control mats from the Duraport Bayonne facility along the Kill Van Kull in New Jersey to barges moored just north of the channel. The work will be done from October 11, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, beginning at approximately 0700 through 1700 EST. The Weeks 533 crane barge along with various deck barges will be moored at intermittent times in this location for the transfer of erosion control mats. The WMI 533 and accompanying deck barges will have continuous white lights located on all four corners. Tug “Virginia” will be tending the WMI 533 and may be contacted on VHF channel 16 & 65A. Work will be conducted in the area just north of the Lat., Long. location given below.
Locations and date of work:
40° 38’ 41.05’’ N
74° 7’ 23.73” W
(First District LNM 40)
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South
New Jersey Bridge Info:
Point Pleasant Canal:
Mariners are advised that electrical and mechanical rehabilitation will be performed at the Route 88/Veterans Memorial Bridge, at NJICW mile 3.0, across Point Pleasant Canal, in Point Pleasant NJ. To facilitate the rehabilitation work, the drawbridge will be closed to vessels requiring an opening beginning at 7 a.m. on December 15, 2010 until and including 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2011. In the event of an emergency, vessel openings will be provided if at least four hours advance notice is given to the contractor at (609) 352-0482. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.5. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Mariners are advised that work is in progress through May 1, 2011, for electrical and mechanical rehabilitation at the Route 71 Bridge, at mile 0.8, over Shark River in Belmar NJ. To facilitate the work, the drawbridge will be maintained in the full open position to vessels for the duration. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)
NJICW Mile 80.4:
STARTING SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, AND LASTING UNTIL A PROJECTED DATE OF JANUARY 2011, VESSELS INTENDING TO TRANSIT THE ICW AT THE RT52/9TH STREET BRIDGE (ICW MILE 80.4) WILL BE LIMITED TO A 44 FOOT 8 INCH VERTICAL LIMITATION. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Grassy Sound Channel
The Cape May County Bridge Commission owns and operates the County Route 619, Grassy Sound Channel Drawbridge, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and has hired Allied Painting Inc. to complete the project. They plan for a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the bridge’s operation. They will deviate from that portion of the regulation 33 CFR 117.721 by temporarily requiring that the bridge need not be opened between 5 a.m. on October 15, 2010 and 5 p.m. on November 15, 2010. Mariners will be able to take a detour through the nearby Great Channel Drawbridge. (5th District LNM 39)
AP Construction is performing on-going steel repairs to the bascule spans of the New jersey Route 73, Tacony Palmyra Drawbridge across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 12 October thru 14 October, 2010 and 19 October thru 21 October, 2010, from 7 a.m .to 3 p.m. each day. During this closure time they will open the bridge if 4 hours prior notice is given. Also, mariners take notice that the bridge’s vertical clearance will be temporarily reduced for safety netting by three feet, to 50 feet only during the daily eight hour closures, vessels that can, may pass beneath. (5th District LNM 40)
High Speed Testing, Upper Chesapeake:
Mariners are advised that the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD will be conducting high speed water testing of the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) during October 11-15 and on October 18, 2010. The EFV route used during the testing will start at Boone Creek, transit to and conduct operations north of Pooles Island, then proceed north toward the Still Pond area, before turning around and returning to Boone Creek. Water speed for all testing will not exceed 27 knots. The EFVs will be escorted by three ATC boats with one 24-foot harbor boat. A military rotary wing aircraft overflight is scheduled to occur during EFV testing on October 18, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The EFVs may transit to Spesuite Island on October 19, 2010. In addition, during all days of EFV testing, the ATC Dive Team will conduct diving operations off Boone Creek, up to 500 meters offshore. Interested mariners may contact the on-scene safety boat, call sign “APG patrol”, on marine band radio channel 68 VHF-FM. (5th District LNM 41)
Baltimore Pier Construction:
Mariners are advised that the Maryland Port Administration is conducting pier improvements at the North Locust Point Marine Terminal (NLPMT) Pier 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, located in the Northwest Harbor, between Tide Point and NLPMT Pier 8. To facilitate the work, deep draft vessels berthing at NLPMT Pier 10 during October 13-November 15, 2010, may have their sterns extending beyond the pierhead line, up to 180 feet channelward. Deep draft vessels berthed at Pier 10 during this period will be accompanied by a towing vessel, positioned along the vessel’s stern quarter; both vessels will be lighted in accordance with Coast Guard regulations. At no time will the moored vessels encroach the navigation channel limit. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. For any comments or questions, contact Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, telephone number (410) 576-2674, (410) 576-2693 or Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. (5th District LNM 41)
Smith Island Dredging:
The dredge MARION will be conducting dredging operations in the Smith Island waterways of Twitch Cove, Big Thorofare Channel, Tyler Ditch, Tylerton Basin, Rhodes Point and the Rhodes Point Basin from 14 October until 31 December, 2010. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
Tappahannock Bridge Repair:
Mariners are advised that the Corman Construction Co will be conducting bridge repairs to the Thomas J. Downing Bridge (Route 360) over the Rappahannock River at Tappahannock, VA from 04 October, 2010 until 30 May, 2012. A construction barge will be moored under the bridge but will not obstruct the channel. The tug EMMA JANE will be on scene and will monitor VH FFM Channel 13. Mariners are requested to transit at a NO WAKE speed. (5th District LNM 41)
Hampton Roads Dredging at Craney Island:
The dredge ESSEX will be conducting dredging operations at the Craney Island Disposal Area from 04 October until 20 December, 2010. A submerged pipeline will be placed from the Craney Island Basin site to the Craney Island Disposal Area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
Dismal Swamp Canal Back on Regular Schedule:
The Dismal Swamp Canal bridges and locks are back on their regular schedule of four openings per day.
New Beaufort (NC) Bridge Proposed:
SEP 2 4 2010
PRELIMINARY PUBLIC NOTICE 5-1197
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The purpose of this notice is to notify mariners, adjacent property owners, and government agencies that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes plans for a replacement bridge to be constructed across navigable waters of the United States.
WATERWAY AND LOCATION: Gallants (Beaufort) Channel, mile 0.1 from the mouth, along US 70 in Beaufort, Carteret County, NC.
CHARACTER OF WORK: NCDOT, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, proposes improvements for US 70 from Radio Island to near Olga Road (SR 1426) in Beaufort, Carteret County. The project involves replacement of the existing US 70 drawbridge over Gallants (Beaufort) Channel and related approaches, with a longer high-rise bridge and improving US 70 to a multi-lane facility. The information gathered as a result of this preliminary public notice will assist the US Coast Guard in determining adequate minimum horizontal and vertical clearances for the proposed fixed-span bridge alternative crossing Gallants (Beaufort) Channel. The type of vessel information needed includes the vessel types that transit the waterway, commercial or recreational usage, height, draft, length, beam, tonnage, and mooring locations in Gallants (Beaufort) Channel. Please submit the attached form in response to this preliminary public notice. The proposed bridge will provide 65 feet of vertical clearance along its length across Gallants Channel and a horizontal clearance of 100 feet between piles. It is requested that the Coast Guard be provided with navigational information such as the sizes and types of vessels presently owned and operated on Gallants (Beaufort) Channel as they relate to the proposed vertical and horizontal clearances.
SOLICITATION OF COMNIENTS:
It is further requested that mariners and adjacent property owners express their views from a navigational standpoint, in writing, on the proposed project giving sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of their reasons for support of or opposition to this project. Comments will be received for the record at the office of Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-5004 through OCT 2 4 2010. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Cape Fear River Dredging:
The dredge CHEROKEE will be conducting dredging operations in the Cape Fear River from Cape Fear River Lighted Buoy 59 (LLNR 30855) to the Cape Feart Memorial Bridge from 08 October until 31 January, 2011. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida
Dredge Operations Detyens Shipyard, Charleston:
On October 16, 2010 Marinex Construction, Inc. will begin dredging operations with the dredge HAMPTON ROADS in the Navy Yard Reach in the vicinity of the Detyens Shipyard Pier “G.” Dredging will continue on a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately October 21, 2010. For approximately two days during this evolution, a dredge pipe will be across the navigable channel. The dredge line will be lit and a tending vessel will be available to open the pipe for transiting vessels. MSIB (92-10) Charleston
Beaufort, SC New McTeer Bridge Update:
United Contractors/Misener Marine are working on bridge construction over the Beaufort River using barges and heavy construction equipment between Burkmeyer Beach (32-23-47N 80-40-18W) and the United States Naval Hospital at Port Royal (32-23-29N 80-40-45W). All mariners are advised to stay clear of the construction area wherever possible and to transit the area with caution at reduced speed. Periodic changes to bridge navigation lights to be expected. Work shall be completed August 2011.
United Contractors/Misener Marine shall be erecting bridge beams across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 539.0, Beaufort, South Carolina in January 2011. Access through the main navigational channel shall be periodically restricted during daylight hours. All mariners are mariners are advised to stay clear of the construction areas wherever possible and to transit the area with caution at reduced speed. (7th District LNM 40)
Okeechobee Waterway Update:
On October 13, 2010 the lake level was reported at 13.83 feet.
Towing Ops off Port Everglades:
The NASA vessel Liberty Star and M/V Richard L Becker will be conducting towing operations in the water immediately East of Port Everglades inlet. The operations are scheduled within a period beginning on 1400 hrs 12 October and ending at 2000 hrs on 18 October 2010. During tow operations, these vessels will be restricted in ability to maneuver. All vessels are asked to stay well clear of these vessels. Concerned traffic should contact these vessels on VHF channel 16. The testing will be conducted in the field bounded by the coordinates listed below:
Liberty Star OPAREA
(deg N) (deg W)
max 26°06.00' 80°04.40'
min 25°50.80' 79°57.10'
M/V Becker OPAREA
(deg N) (deg W)
max 26°04.00' 80°02.50'
min 25°58.50' 79°56.00' (7th District LNM 41)
Miami Harbor Construction:
Ebsary Foundation Co. Inc. will commence construction project using two crane barges in the F.E.C. Railroad Co. Turning Basin at the western end of Government Cut at the slip /basin area located between American Airlines Arena and Bicentennial Park. The project is scheduled to commence on or about September 10, 2010 and estimate completion on or about February 1, 2011. The construction barges are scheduled to work Mon thru Fri from 0700 until 1700. For additional information, please contact Ebseray Foundation Co. Inc. at (305) 325-0530. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 36)
Port of Miami Tunnel Project Core Sampling:
Contractors for the Port of Miami Tunnel Project will commence Core Sampling in Government Cut between the Port of Miami and Watson Island on or about Sept 28 thru Nov 4th. The Core Sampling will be conducted from two spud barges. For further information, contact Mr. Chuck Forsythe at (305) 894-1800. See enclosure for diagram. All mariners are advised to transit the area at slow speed/minimum wake. (7th District LNM 39)
Hazards to Navigation:
Florida Keys:The Coast Guard has received a report of the 200 FT M/V MYSTIC sunk in pos 23-52.86N 079-46.59W approximately 76 NM SE of Florida Keys. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 41)
Lower Keys/Flamingo Area Construction:
Jay Cashman, Inc. Construction Co. will be working on failed sheetpile dams on the Homestead Canal (25.1559N -081.0941W) and East Cape Canal (25.1374N -081.0663W) from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. The old dams will be replaced with new sheetpile and earthen dams. Shallow draft barges will move equipment and materials from large barges anchored offshore of East Cape through the Flamingo channel, East Cape Canal and Ingraham Canal to one of two inshore staging areas within Everglades National Park: 1) Near the junction of the East Cape and Ingraham Canals, approximate pos 25.1353N -081.0661W and 2) Near the west end of the Ingraham Canal, approximate pos 25.1439N - 081.0812W. Barges will anchor at these sites day and night and will transport materials to the construction sites during daylight hours.
The Homestead Canal and East Cape Canals north of the Ingraham Canal junction will be closed to the public during the construction period and “No Wake” zones will be established near the two inshore staging areas and also at times within the Lake Ingraham Channel from the second staging area to the Homestead entrance channel. Boaters will be able move past barges anchored in the staging areas but may not be able to transit the eastern part of the Lake Ingraham Channel while barges are also transiting this area. During part of the construction period a well marked hydraulic pipeline will be installed adjacent to the northern edge of the Lake Ingraham channel and the eastern edge of the Homestead entrance channel.
During the period from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 large barges will be moving construction equipment and materials between Key West and an offshore anchorage just outside the Everglades National Park boundary near the channel leading to Flamingo. Barges will be anchored day and night within an “L” shaped area about 1.9 miles southeast of East Cape bounded by the following points: 1) 25.0922N -081.1064W, 2) 25.0938N -081.1064W, 3) 25.0938N -081.1058W, 4) 25.0930N -081.1058W, 5) 25.0930N -81.0998W, 6) 25.0922N -81.0998W. Smaller barges will periodically move equipment and materials through the Flamingo Channel then up the East Cape and Lake Ingraham Canals to work sites within Everglades National Park.
For more information contact Mr. DeWitt Smith at 305-224-4218. (7th District LNM 38)
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 41:
NOTE: In the past we have kept specific bridge information in this Florida Bridge Update list as long as it’s current. Some projects go on for months or years, so we have decided to remove items which have appeared for several alerts, or which are nearing their expiration date. Information new with this alert is in bold.
Sisters Creek Bridge (AICW Mile 739.2): …work is expected to completed by April 2011. Nighttime closures of the bascule span are expected for 1-2 weeks in October 2010.
Max Brewer Bridge (AICW Mile 878.9): The A Max Brewer Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 878.9, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida is being replaced with a high-level fixed bridge. This work will continue through April 2011.
Marine interests should contact Lane Construction at 321 607 5700 for additional information on construction schedules. USCG Jacksonville Waterways Management Division contact is BM1 Peter Nelson, 904 564 7666.
George Bush Blvd Bridge (AICW Mile 1038.7): Palm Beach County, the bridge owner, has advised this office that they are currently working on the George Bush Boulevard (NE 8th Street) Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1038.7, Palm Beach County, Florida. This work is expected to be completed on December 11, 2010 and is not expected to impede navigation.
Fleming Key Bridge: L. C. Gaskins Construction Company will be repairing the Fleming Key Bridge, Key West, Monroe County, Florida: Span 6 repair work is scheduled from October 6 through October 29, 2010, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Span 6 will be closed while the repair work is being performed. Span 5 repair work is scheduled from October 13 through October 22, 2010, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Span 5 will be closed while the repair work is being performed. Span 4 repair work is scheduled from October 25 through October 29, 2010, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Span 4 will be closed while the repair work is being performed.
SR 45 Bridge, Little Manatee River: M&J Construction is conducting scour repairs to the SR 45 over Little Manatee River, Hillsborough County, Florida. The channel under the SR 45 Bridge may be occasionally partially blocked by a barge. Vessels requiring passage should contact M&J Construction on VHF channel 16. The barge requires a 20 minute notification to move. Repairs are expected to be completed by December 16, 2010. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting this area.
This information is not to be used for navigation. Consult the latest charts and Local Notices to Mariners and use prudent seamanship. Conditions may change. Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive and also hold authors harmless from any and all claims which may arise from or be related to this use.